Course Title: Integrate new systems and equipment into the telecommunications network

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: EEET6722C

Course Title: Integrate new systems and equipment into the telecommunications network

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6080 - Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Noor sateh

Nominal Hours: 150

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course

Course Description

This unit may apply to switching, transmission and radio (both fixed and mobile) network and the various transmission paths i.e. cable, optic fibre, radio, microwave and satellite. This unit applies to computer systems including Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs). Equivalent Units Commissioning and integration of telecommunications equipment can occur simultaneously. Commissioning is covered in Unit ICTTC059C Commission telecommunications network equipment

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTC060C Integrate new systems and equipment into the telecommunications network


1. Organise planned outages if necessary

Performance Criteria:

Integration plan is developed and documented
Affected systems, traffic and customers are identified
Outage duration is determined
Outage times are negotiated with appropriate groups
Existence of contingency plans is checked
Contingency plans are developed in the event that such a plan does not already exist
Emergency communications are provided if appropriate
A detailed list is prepared of all the areas impacted and the likely affect of such impact
Alarm management centre is notified of action planned
Authority to proceed is obtained from the relevant control centre
Customers affected by the outage are notified, both as to time and
likely duration


2. Provide alternate transmission path if possible

Performance Criteria:

Alternative transmission paths available are examined
Alternative paths are discussed with appropriate control centre/design group
Time and duration of integration activity is planned
Approval to planned action is obtained from relevant authority
Alternative transmission paths are implemented
Relevant bearers are identified and teste


3. Implement integration

Performance Criteria:

Near and distant ends and all intermediate points are jumpered as per specification
Operational software is loaded in accordance with specification
Network ports are connected in accordance with specification
Signalling/network synchronisation links are connected in accordance with instructions and standards
Data bases are updated in accordance with both manufacturers specification and enterprise policy
All trunks and lines/interfaces are enabled in accordance with specification
Success of the integration is assessed and contingency plans are implemented where appropriate
Work is conducted in a manner which is safe to self, fellow workers and the public at large
Alarms are analysed for fault conditions in conjunction with network management centre
Detected faults are located, rectified within capability or escalated in accordance with enterprise policy
Recorded alarms are cleared and error counters built into the system are reset
System administration procedures are established
Operations administrative maintenance system and alarms are connected in accordance with the instruction manual
Integration is undertaken as an iterative process - point by point


4. Test integration

Performance Criteria:

Tests are undertaken by simulating network traffic
Specific measurements are undertaken as described in the equipment manuals
Tests calls in and out of the new switch are organised with distant parties
All test results are analysed to ensure that the parameters established have all been met
Problems identified during testing phase are analysed and action taken to correct or escalation procedures activated


5. Complete administrative tasks

Performance Criteria:

Project completion is notified to relevant authorities
All tools and test equipment are cleaned, adjusted and stored in an accessible location
Test results are recorded and stored in accordance with enterprise requirements
Work documentation is completed and returned to the appropriate area as dictated by enterprise policy
Transporting of tools and test equipment in suitable protective casing is organised where appropriate
Equipment labelling is checked and amended as required
New alarms are activated and old alarms are deactivated

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

  • Meet only basic performance requirements of the competency (and its elements) at this level.
    • show skills in designing, implementing and managing ADSL Networks
    • demonstrate Key Competencies within the practical activities and work performance simulations of designing, implementing and managing Local ADSL and FTTH
    • administer and support ADSL Networks
    • Monitor ADSL networks and troubleshoot networking problems.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Course Outline, Assessment Criteria
PSTN and introduction to Access Technologies

Week 2
Data Transmission fundamentals and local loop characteristics

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5-6
Lab Task #1
DSLAM Introduction and Manual

Week 7
Assignment no 1

Week 8
Introduction to optical transmission
Week 9

Week 10
Extending ADSL

Week 11
Lab Task #2

Week 12

Week 13
Lab Task #3

Week 14-15

Week 16
Revision of Practicals
Practical exam

Week 17
Revision of Lectures

Week 18
Written Final Exam

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Access Technologies: DSL and Cable
James Harry Green
McGraw-Hill ISBN 0-07-138247-X

DSL Advances
By Thomas Starr, Massimo Sorbara, John M. Cioffi, Peter J. Silverman


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Laboratory Exercises will be conducted and assessed throughout the year.

Assignments and an On-line exam are required for assessment

There will be a project conducted as part of a team (pairs)

Assessment Tasks

Lab Task #1
DSLAM Introduction and Manual

Assignment no 1

Week 11
Lab Task #2

Lab Task #3

Week 15
Practical exam

Written Final Exam

Assessment Matrix

eek 8 Project work Assignment 20%
Week 6,11,13,14 Lab journal 10%
week 16 Lab Exam 30%
Week 18 Final exam Written 40%

Course Overview: Access Course Overview